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Herb - Lemon Balm
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An aromatic mint family homestead perennial treasured by herbalists for centuries. Native to the Mediterranean and Middle East, it is the classic herb for tea and essential oil remedies. Vibrant green citrus-scented leaves and pollinator-friendly flowers all summer long. Good companion plant. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden favorite.
Direct seed outdoors in fall or very early spring, or start indoors. Seeds like light and cold temp to germinate: sow on soil surface and tamp down only; keep soil temp below 68℉ (or spread seed on damp paper towel, fold, put in fridge inside zip-lock bag for 2 wks before planting). Plants like sun, average soil, low water.
cut branches for added color & aroma in flower bouquets
aromatic oils are strongest in mid-afternoon; harvest then
add young fresh leaves or flowers to drinks, fruit salads, and other summer dishes
companion plant with melons, brassicas, squashes, tomatoes
contains citronella; rub leaves on skin to repel insects
Latin Name: Melissa officialis
Seed Count: 100
Plant Cycle: Perennial
Days to Germinate: 10-40
Days to Harvest: 40-50
Planting Seasons: Spring
Seed Type: Open Pollinated
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 4-6+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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